Delhi: Gurbani Singh, who has taken over the lead from Aditi Ashok at the top of the Order of Merit of the Ladies section in the IGU circuit will start as a firm favourite in the third Usha Delhi Golf Club Ladies tournament starting Tuesday.
The Usha DGC Ladies Open is one of the handful of leading tournaments held apart from the normal circuit of the IGU. Gurbani, who has just a one-point lead over Aditi Ashok with only the Usha All India Amateur left towards the counting events, will lead a strong field.
Though Aditi is skipping the event, it will be a strong with the presence of Amandeep Drall, winner of Usha Eastern India Ladies, Millie Saroha, the Usha Northern India champion and Gurbani, who won the Usha Southern India and Usha Western India. So, winners of all the four regional majors will tee off. Also due to play in the event are Ridhima Dilawari and Seher Atwal.
The event will see a total of more than 100 golfers in action in various handicap categories.
The event also marks 25 years of association between Usha and Delhi Golf Club.
Usha, a major supporter of Indian golf, is proud of its long-term association with the sport, covering the entire spectrum of the game. Usha has been associated with ladies golf for over 25 years, and today is the nationwide sponsor of the entire Indian Golf Union (IGU) Ladies Tour. In addition, Usha is committed to supporting golf at the Juniors level, sponsoring IGU Junior tournaments in Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, and is closely associated with the Junior Training Program (JTP) at the Delhi Golf Club.
Usha sponsored the 33rd Queen Sirikit Cup Championship in New Delhi in 2011 – the most important women’s amateur golf event in the Asia Pacific region. Usha sponsored the Honda Siel PGA Championship from 1991 - 2000. Usha’s Co-Chairman, Siddharth Shriram, was President of the Professional Golf Association for eight years and writes on golf for leading newspapers.
With golf being included in the 2016 Olympics for the first time, Usha’s aim is to assist in bringing home a medal.
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By Indian Sports News Network